28, rue des Blancs Manteaux, 75004 Paris
WOUAHHH! This is what you’ll say when they bring you the first dish – it looks like a work of art. Foie gras mousse served on a black tile, bœuf Bourguignon thats looks like chocolate cake, salmon and meat together, chocolate and pistachio delirium…every single meal is a scrumptious experiment. The food is delicious, the staff is wonderful, the decor is great… and it’s only 29€ for 3 courses. If you are served a line of red powder with a straw, don’t be alarmed – it’s not the French version of cocaine but tomato powder to sip... creative and funny! Monjul has just opened and while you don’t need reservations now, we’re certain that you will soon.
LE TAXI JAUNE *
13, rue Chapon, 75003 Paris
An institution for many years, this friendly bistrot style restaurant is very Parisian and found on a quiet street. Even better is the great value you’ll find for lunch !
15, rue des Archives, 75004 Paris
Métro: Hôtel de Ville.
A Japanese style restaurant run by a gay friendly Chinese family. Good value for your euro and always packed. Try menu H for only 16€
LE LOUP BLANC
Rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris
Métro: Etienne Marcel
Friendly atmosphere! The food is served on cheap airline style trays that include the whole meal on one plate. Fun and creative, if not gastronomic…
MARC MITONNE **
60, rue de l'Arbre Sec, 75001 Paris
If you like traditional French cuisine, grand-Ma style, with big American style portions and a friendly atmosphere, this is a place to go. Nice, sunny terrace outside, typical 17th century cellars inside. Marc, the owner, enjoys spending time with his guests, and you’ll be enchanted by his hospitality. He often organizes parties and concerts, even featuring opera singers!
37, rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris
Métro: Chatelet or Rambuteau
A big restaurant run by the great team from Le Loup Blanc. Ozo offers the same concept of Airline Plateau-repas that you can mix and match, but with higher prices. For 3 courses with drinks, you could see a bill of 40/50€. The design is beautiful and the ambiance delightful!
LE PAVÉ *
7, rue des Lombards, 75004 Paris
Le Pavé definitely stands out from the restaurants on this street. Le Pavé de Bœuf is their classic meal, of course, offered at affordable prices. Basic but fresh and always good. We love the terrace !
LES PIÉTONS *
8, rue des Lombards, 75004 Paris
The Spanish institution… paella and tapas all day, sangria (of course!), cheap drinks, sexy and friendly bartenders. Even if the sky is grey, your heart will feel sunny at Les Piétons, one of the brightest addresses in le Marais, next to the fabulous Hotel Saint Merry.
40, rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris
Métro: Hotel de Ville
Offering basic lunchtime fare, it’s more like a bar and the perfect afternoon place to sit with friends watching the crowds go by…
AU DIABLE DES LOMBARDS
64, rue des Lombards, 75001 Paris
8:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Daily
American style with French ambiance
LE GAI MOULIN
10 rue Saint Merry, 75004 Paris
A friendly cantina for locals – cheap and sooo french. Every Tuesday evening there is a Cabaret show with Christophe Moulin, the owner, who speaks perfect English – you don’t want to miss it! 3 courses for only 21 € Plus, the least expensive bottle of Champagne you can find around 30 €
Monday to Sunday non stop noon to midnight.
New cheap menu with plat du jour and coffee for 9,90 € daytime... Cheaper and better than any fast food for sure.
GRIZZLI CAFÉ *
7 rue Saint-Martin 75004 Paris
Métro Hôtel de Ville
The non-stop service hours make this a great address for a late lunch.
LA FONTAINE GOURMANDE *
11 rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
Métro: Filles du Calvaire
Simple and traditional French cuisine, run by girls for a lesbian clientele and their friends!
33-35, rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris
Métro: Hôtel de Ville
Tuesday to Sunday lunch 11:30 to 3:30 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Canadian inspired cuisine with a large choice of French classics.
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